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Lawyers seek action against ‘corrupt’ judges

delhi Updated: Mar 11, 2010 23:23 IST
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The All Bar Association of Delhi on Thursday presented a memorandum to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to take actions against "rising corruption in the Judiciary".

District court lawyers called a daylong protest demanding formation of a vigilance committee to monitor unnamed complaints against judges and advocates.

"There should be necessary amendment in the law of the Prevention of Corruption Act to remove the provisions with regard to prior permission to probe charges against

judicial officers," said Sanjeev Nasiar, the secretary general of the All Bar Association of Delhi.

The lawyers of all district courts abstained from work and demanded that the kith and kin of Judges should not be allowed to practice in the same courts as their relative in order to ensure probity.

A delegation of lawyers would meet Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, Union Law Minister and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to demand an appropriate legislation in respect of corruption in the judiciary.

The lawyers also protested alleged overlooking of public interest by the High Court in divesting the district courts of original civil jurisdiction in the garb of opening commercial divisions in all High Courts of Delhi.